Elma Public Library

Elma Public Library
    Library Info

    1860 Bowen Rd.
    Elma, NY 14059
    United States

    Fax: 716-652-0381
    Thomas Carloni, Director

    Located on the corner of Bowen and Rice Roads, east of Route 400. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot and book drop available.

    Public Access Computers: 14 computers, networked, including 3 laptops, printing 10¢ per B&W page, 25¢ per color page, flatbed scanner, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

    Wi-fi available.

    Meeting Room, capacity 60. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.  Click here for Meeting Room Policy & Application

    Notary Services are unavailable at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    What's Special About the Elma Library

    Local History Collection


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    You'll now be able to borrow a variety of non-traditional materials from the Elma Public Library!  We have a GoPro camera, a portable record player, musical instruments, robots, and more!  Click here to see the full list. 


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    The Elma Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

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    Ongoing Summer Programs

    • Vacation Fun Club - Thursdays at 10:30am from July 7th to August 11th.  For children entering grades 1-4.  Join us for stories, crafts, and games this summer!  Registration required.
    • Preschool Summer Fun Club - Tuesdays at 10:30am from July 12th to August 16th.  For ages 3-5.  Prepare your child for school with our Children's Librarian, Jessi!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Please register by calling 652-2719. 
    • Battle of the Books Meetings - For those kids and coaches signed up for the Elma Battle of the Books team this year, we will be meeting on Mondays from June 6th through July 25th at 6:30pm and on Tuesdays from May 31st through July 26th at 4:00pm.  Weekly attendance is encouraged, but it is not necessary to attend both Monday and Tuesday sessions in the same week - unless you'd like to, of course!  
    • Summer Reading Club - For kids 12 and under.  Collect prizes for reading this summer!  Registration begins June 24th and runs through August 20th.  For children newborn to 5 years old, every THREE hours you are read to, you earn a prize!  For children ages 5 to 12 years old, every SIX hours you read, you earn a prize!  Earn prizes all summer and keep track of your progress!  You can register for the summer reading club in person at the Elma Library, or you can submit your progress online by clicking here.  Happy reading!

    July

    • Turtle Encounter! - Thursday, July 7th at 2:00pm and 2:30pm.  Presented by the Aquarium of Niagara.  Get an up-close encounter with these amazing animals, as you learn about their special stories!  Ages 3 and up.  Both sessions are now FULL.  Please call 652-2719 to be added to the WAIT LIST.  Funding generously provided by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's 2021 Yearend Appeal Donors.
    • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, July 13th for ages 6-15.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity!  All art supplies will be provided.  Please register by calling 652-2719.
    • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, July 16th from 11:30am to 12:30 pm.  For kids ages 5 and up.  Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a specially-trained therapy dog!  Paws for Love will be here with some furry friends for this kid-friendly reading program.  Registration required by calling 652-2719.
    • Summer Lego Club - Wednesday, July 20th for ages 6-12.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  We provide the Legos, and you build!  Call 652-2719 to register.
    • Elma Library Book Club - Wednesday, July 20th at 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton.  Sign up by calling 652-2719 or stop in at the library.  We'll provide you with a copy of the book!  All are welcome!
    • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, July 27th for ages 6-15.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity!  All art supplies will be provided.  Please register by calling 652-2719.
    • Omnipresent Puppet Theater presents "The Little Mermaid" - Wednesday, July 27th at 6:30pm.  Come see this wonderful puppet presentation of a classic story!  It's a fun time for the whole family!  Please call 652-2719 to register.  Funding generously provided by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's 2021 Yearend Appeal Donors.

    August

    • Summer Lego Club - Wednesday, August 3rd for ages 6-12.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  We provide the Legos, and you build!  Call 652-2719 to register.
    • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, August 10th for ages 6-15.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity!  All art supplies will be provided.  Please register by calling 652-2719.
    • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, August 13th from 11:30am to 12:30 pm.  For kids ages 5 and up.  Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a specially-trained therapy dog!  Paws for Love will be here with some furry friends for this kid-friendly reading program.  Registration required by calling 652-2719.
    • In Jest with Nels Ross - Thursday, August 18th at 2:00 pm.  Join us for this family-friendly comedy show, featuring children's performer Nels Ross!  We'll have juggling, magic tricks and lots of laughs!  Stay after the performance for free ice cream treats provided by the Friends of the Elma Public Library!  Please call 652-2719 to register.

    Individuals in need of an accommodation for any program listed above may contact the ADA Coordinator at access@buffalolib.org within 7 days of a program.   


    A new Virtual Learning/Homeschooling subject guide has been added to the Library website.  This is a great educational resource for any families and children learning from home this fall!  It features learning resources for all grade levels, as well as virtual tours of museums, zoos, aquariums and historical sites!  Click here to check it out!

    Elma Public Library Board Info

    The next meeting of the Elma Public Library Board of Trustees will be on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30pm at the Elma Public Library.  The meeting is open to the public.  For more information, please call 652-2719.


    Annual Report


    Board of Trustees

    Susan Sudlik, President
    Thomas E. Pirrung, Vice President
    Paul E. Schwiegerling, Treasurer
    Nathan Clinard, Secretary                                                                                                                                                    Eileen R. Holden                                                                                                                                                                            Ellen B. McGreevy 

    The Elma Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of every month, except for January and August of 2022. 


    Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

    2022 Minutes

    2021 Minutes

    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

    2017 Minutes


    Bylaws

    • Click here for the By-laws of the Elma Public Library

    Budget

     


    Strategic Plan

    • Click here for the Elma Public Library's Three Year Plan 2022-2024